Play+Invent takes young peoples ideas and helps them to try things out.
The programme includes a weekend events strand which has featured Minecraft, code breaking, record player making, Lego building and inventing with large scale cardboard to name just a few.
It also includes a strand for home educated children, a pre-school strand, Tiny Sparks, championing gender equality and encouraging children to dream big from an early age and a dedicated inventor space for families to design, build and tinker taking inspiration from collections and stories found in Discovery Museum.
We are looking for a team of committed volunteers to assist in the maintenance and development of our dedicated PLAY+INVENT inventor space.
The role is flexible, but ideally we would want a team (2 volunteers at a time) to be working in the space 2-3 times a week (weekdays only), schedule to be agreed.
The kind of things we expect you to be doing is:
- Collecting and sorting recycled materials
- Deconstructing and disassembling electronics (computers, DVD players, projectors etc.)
- Dismantling models
- Collections research
- General maintenance of the PLAY+INVENT space (checking material stock etc.)
Why get involved?
This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with families and children in a learning setting.
You can work alongside Museum professionals in a Gallery setting
Self motivation and drive are encouraged
Thuis is a fun learning experience for the families taking part so, you we expect you will have lots of fun and learns lots too.
This will be a great addition to a CV.
How to get involved?
- Log in or sign up to Volunteer for TWAM.
- Accept this challenge.
- Await a response from us with more information.
- Working as part of a team
- Independent working
- Computer programming and coding
- Arts and crafts
- Working with Children (6 - 15)
- Working with Children (under 5's)
- Customer Service
- Working with Museum Collections
- Teaching and Training
- Working with the public
- Science and nature
- Arts and crafts
- Meeting new people
- Learning and Education